Yellowhead Trail Freeway Project, Canada

A 25km portion of Canada’s Highway 16, the Yellowhead Trail is a six-lane corridor that witnesses traffic volume of up to 81,000 vehicles a day, 20% of which are transport trucks.


The City of Edmonton, in partnership with Provincial and Federal Governments have proposed upgrading Highway 16 (Yellowhead Trail) through the City of Edmonton. At an estimated $1B, this freeway will improve traffic flow and safety. The proposed freeway would be 6-lane with service roads and interchanges.

“The conversion project is part of Edmonton’s Transportation Master Plan to efficiently move goods and services along the section, as well as improve traffic flow and safety.”